Cops: Driver crashes try­ing ‘Bird Box’ chal­lenge

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - KICKOFF -

SALT LAKE CITY — Po­lice say a Utah teenager crashed into an­other car when she cov­ered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Chal­lenge.”

Lay­ton po­lice Lt. Travis Ly­man said the 17year-old drifted into on­com­ing traf­fic and hit an­other car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to em­u­late “Bird Box,” a San­dra Bul­lock movie on Net­flix where char­ac­ters must be con­stantly blind­folded to avoid vi­sions that urge them to die.

Videos of peo­ple try­ing to do things while blind­folded have at­tracted wide­spread at­ten­tion on­line, and Net­flix tweeted a warn­ing about the chal­lenge last week.

No one was hurt in the Mon­day crash. Ly­man says it should serve as a warn­ing he never thought he’d have to give: Don’t drive while blind­folded.

San­dra Bul­lock in a scene from the film, “Bird Box.”

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